How do you measure success? What is it that you want? How much are you willing to put on the line for your success to showcase worthy enough to you?
My first piece of advice is to choose your goal. Make sure you truly know what YOU want as a person and then you can start the first step of commitment. Direction is essential, but we need to make sure that the direction we choose focuses on the controllable processes that drive our performance. Once we establish the right direction, we will be more inclined to find motivation and realize fulfillment. In order to reach success you need to be willing to forget the standards our society has imposed, and look at the world through a different lens.
WHEN WE DEFINE SUCCESS EXTERNALLY AND WITHOUT PURPOSE, WE CAN ACHIEVE ALL OUR GOALS AND NOT GET WHAT WE REALLY WANTED. Now re-read that !
Success is like perfection, there is no endpoint and yet we all want to strive for it. I don't care who you are, you strive for perfection in some part of your life yet once you reach one goal, you find yourself in search of another. The human need for continual growth must be fed, and efforts that contribute to a purpose greater than oneself bring self-actualization. Fruitful efforts are those that bring fulfillment, not comfort, glamor, ego stroking, or temporary excitement.
Success has some serious values that come with it. First look at your time. What are you doing with it? Are you using your time for something that will make your life / career/ relationship better? OR are you just letting it waste away into the abyss and hope for better things to come. Know the worth of your time and the fact that your life is not limitless.
Now lets look at your relationships and investing in people, things, places and events that bring value to your life. Are you doing these things often enough? Start to place a higher priority on your physical, mental, and emotional health. Health will grant you more time, and more depth of experience in that time. Surround yourself with like minded people who understand that you are willing to work harder for what you want to accomplish.
Success is a willingness to thrive in life. It's your life to live that can create and harness creativity and positive energy to really create a movement that drives you into a higher place of your being!